Article - 13 Nov 2000
Extreme hardness, low density and excellent thermal shock resistance are properties that make sintered silicon carbide suited to applications in industries including: automotive; ballistics; heat...
Article - 10 Feb 2009
Chemical-mechanical planarization or CMP is a process used by semiconductor manufacturers. The importance of pad conditioners is described and in particular the advantages of the Phoenix pad...
Article - 20 Jan 2014
This article demonstrates the ability of the Single Particle Optical Sizing (SPOS) technique to perform quantitative analysis on CMP slurry health.
Article - 4 Nov 2014
This article describes how to measure the particle size distribution (PSD) of CMP slurries using single particle optical sizing (SPOS).
Article - 19 Nov 2010
CMP pad was fabricated by a pulsed electric current sintering method. The attachment of diamond grains after sintering was investigated to obtain a minimum requirement of TiC layer for a stronger...
Article - 6 Oct 2006
Silicon Carbide (SiC) is highly wear resistant and also has good mechanical properties, including high temperature strength and thermal shock resistance. Feldco International manufacture silicon...
Article - 1 May 2008
Finishes for aluminium are designed to either preserve an existing surface or promote a new one which is visually or functionally more desirable. This article covers mechanical finishes, chemical...
Article - 20 Jul 2006
Metallographic etching is the process of revealing microstructural details that would otherwise not be evident on the as-polished sample. The various etching processes are described.
Article - 15 Jun 2009
This detailed account provides information on the mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties of MACOR. Also included are details on machining such as sawing, turning, milling, drilling,...
Article - 25 Jun 2004
Applied NanoWorks have released nano-sized abrasives for use in applications such as chemical mechanical polishing (CMP). They have available silica, alumina, zirconia and ceria abrasives in water...